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Values in the workplace: Diversity in meaning and importance

  • Minnette A. Bumpus
  • George Munchus
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Abstract

This study, which was a replication and expansion of the Homant (1970) values study, proposed an alternative conceptualization to the study of value meaning and importance. Value meaning, value importance, and schema were explored through a repeated measures design. As predicted, there was more agreement across subjects of the meaning of nonvalue words than on the meaning of value words. Hypotheses regarding value ranking across sex types, as well as denotative versus connotative value meanings and value importance were not supported. Methodological issues and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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schema value meaning value importance 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Minnette A. Bumpus
    • 1
  • George Munchus
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business and AdministrationUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Department of Management, School of BusinessUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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